Tea Party: Just Let Uninsured People Die (Video)
Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Jon Huntsman, Herman Cain, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum during the pledge of allegiance as they prepare to debate during the event sponsored by CNN and The Tea Party Express at the Florida State fairgrounds on September 12, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. The debate featured the eight candidates ten days before the Florida straw poll. (Getty Images)more pics »Every time a Republican presidential candidate debate rolls around, America is handed another political controversy to mull over. The latest spotty issue? A riled up Tea Party-heavy crowd at this week's debate shouted out a unanimous "Yeah!" when Wolf Blitzer asked Libertarian devotee Ron Paul if an uninsured 30-year-old man should be left to die.
Blitzer asked Paul who should pay for a 30-year-old's treatment after he decides to skip out on health insurance and gets seriously ill. The former doctor responded "that's what freedom is about, take your own risks". Blitzer then asked if he thinks society should just let the man die, and multiple audience members yelled out "Yeah!" Paul paused briefly and then danced around the question: "I practiced medicine before we had medicaid... I practiced in San Antonio and the churches took care of them," he said. Check out the video that's left some Americans disturbed by the powerful, grassroots Tea Party movement.